Are we allowed to keep our chickens and ducks?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by ravenscock, May 3, 2017.

  1. ravenscock

    ravenscock New Egg

    May 3, 2017
    Over the easter weekend a family member gave us 8 chicks and 3 ducklings, while for now they are living indoors in large cages, the plan is to build a pen for them out in the backyard when they're big enough to be outdoors; my dad however is worried about getting into trouble with the law for having the chickens (especially if any of them turns out to be a rooster) and ducks inside city limits. We live in Pontiac, Michigan, which is in Oakland County, Michigan.... can you please help me find out what the laws are for having chickens and ducks here are?????
  2. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    You could make an anonymous call to your town or city hall and ask them. You could also post on your state thread and ask the BYCers there. Just put state name in the search box - above and it will come up for you.[​IMG] Hope you will be able to have them legally.
  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under ravenscock [​IMG] Welcome!

    Great advice from Diva so I will just wish you all the best. I do hope you are able to keep your flock.

    I also hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.
  4. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Flockless Premium Member

    Jan 30, 2015
    Africa - near the equator
    Hi and welcome to BYC. You have some sound advice from D/Diva.

    Good luck
  5. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

    Mar 3, 2015

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